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mulholland in the pits of the cme. we have a street fight. jeff believes there will be a fiscal cliff resolution. david wright, on the other hand, thinks d.c. will avoid the cliff, but it will not stop the bears from coming around this time. let's start with tim at the cme. and, tim, we were talking about what a low yield you get now on treasuries. people are looking for some kind of yield, and the only place you're finding it is in the stock market. >> yeah, that's true. you also get the corporate bond market, the high-yield market. the fed has really through their interest rate repression forced people into risk assets, so the fixed income -- david: let me just stop you there, tim. you say interest rate repression on the part of the fed. that sounds like you're not too happy with the fed. [laughter] >> the fed's basically taken the market disciplinary function out of the marketplace with purchasing $85 billion a month with treasuries. they've been doing that for quite some time, so they basically have been, you know, manipulating the interest rates which i think is also when people
exchange. let's go to jeff flock on the thick of it at the statehouse in lansing, michigan. the latest please. jeff: they said it would be a big crowd and it is. this of course is the cradle of the labor movement in the u.s. the first place of the uaw and plenty of uaw folks and the unions represented. you will hear plenty of sides on this but i will give you the union side because that is where i am standing. they save right to work means essentially they come into a workplace, negotiate a bunch of benefits and work rules and salary and people who choose not to go to the union benefit from that and that is not fair. that is their argument. the governor, governor snider, who is not a crazy right winger but a moderate governor, he never had this on his agenda but when the labor unions put it on the agenda in the last election with a ballot measure, he said okay, you put this up for grabs, it was defeated, a measure to enshrine the concept of not being a right to work state. they tried to enshrine that failed miserably and the governor said you made this an issue now and we are going to
will go to jeff flock for that. jeff. jeff: as we speak, gm executives, that is who you are looking at right now, they are talking about the new chevy silverado. if you look at the pictures of this, there was a huge explosion as a new chevy silverado pickup was unveiled to the public. it is the number one selling vehicle for gm. this is where this thing went off. they set off an explosion down here. they are hoping for and explosion of sales. we talked to the president, for gm and he said even if we go off of it gm can still make money. we can flex and make a lot of money at fiscal cliff levels. we do not think that we need to. jeff: what do you do immediately >> we take a look at different car lines. we look at where the strength is and could be. then we look at the pent up demand. jeff: this is the silverado. they already have some kind of inventory. mark reuss said they have increased incentives. they are selling pickups. if we do not go off the cliff, they are extremely well-positioned. connell: jeff, thank you, as always. we will go back to washington for the speaker of the hou
at one company has spiked because of the superstorm. jeff flock joining us from wisconsin with more. jeff: i have a unique ceo who is concerned about the fiscal cliff but at the same time is hiring like it is going out of style. the ceo of generous. look at what is coming off of the line. that is one of your own power units. it has become so much in demand because of sandy. >> these are products that have only been around ten years. only a 2.5% of u.s. households a huge opportunity for markets. jeff: you have hired 200 people additionally since sandy. >> we are bringing them on and running three ships in this facility today in response. jeff: look at the stock and walked me out here. i will see as much of this facility as i can, a 3,000 square foot facility. bird stock. you have doubled in value as a result of the hurricane. >> we did. people have started to understand the importance of backup power, with you are a homeowner or a business owner. >> this is the wind turned out backup power. this unit right here, let me take a look, people have said i don't want to be out of power every tim
petallides watching traders' reaction from the floor of the nyse, jeff flock watching action on the trading pits of the cme and we have you covered with all-star fed panel. first we begin with nicole petallides on the floor of the nyse with stocks at the top of the hour. the fed now up 6. nicole: we are up six points, we are for six day is a row for the dow jones industrial. some would say people were waiting on the fed, talk about more easing and more stimulus and traders, they were asking about extending the programs, we will see about that. as far as major market averages the dow is just above the unchanged line like the s&p 500 and the ticket in nasdaq pulling back and you see the markets are very tepid and hovering right near zero and waiting for each headline. dennis: thank you, critics are calling it q e forever. the expected in moments to announce a new stimulus. cheryl: a current bond buying program, operation twist is scheduled to end. let's bring in our all-star panel. let's start with gerald 0 driscoll who is with the cato institute. you say we need to end the bond buying progra
workers. you can probably guess number one. we have the list. and he is never rude, jeff flock is looking at what it means for your paycheck as we go over this cleft. jeff: take a look at all of these people right here. they are on the line with employers, small businesses, all around the country right now. big story coming up will be come back. and lots of answers. ♪ dagen: it is time to reflect on all you have accomplished. congress is the most unproductive session since the late 1940s. president obama has signed 290 bills passed by congress this year. this compares to 383 bills passed last year. his approval rating currently stands at a nice round that 18% according to politics average. from the youth list to the downright e'en, a survey from airfare revealed that flyers found -- nearly 25% of the vote. united airlines coming in second with 21% and followed by alta and u.s. airways. the social network suspending its new year's eve messaging tool. it allowed them to read the messages of private users. diane, a big raise. >> that is right. we are watching netflix shares very closely. t
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numbers. on the technical side abigail doolittle, equity strategist and jeff kilberg, our founder and ceo at kkm financial. good to see you both. welcome. abigail, you've been bearish on apple for a while. does it mean you like nokia instead? tell us what you think. >> apple continues to look very bearish to me. it's trading in a confirmed double top. this pattern has been confirmed for more than a week now. it's careying a target of 353 so apple could actually tumble another 30% from here. supporting that double top, the fact that it's a very reliable pattern once confirm. a recent death cross suggests that the selling momentum has increased. plus, there are unfilled caps, gaps, down near 331 and 431, excuse me and 386. overall i think that app continues to look very strong on the downside target. nokia, on the other hand, is trading on the inverse of that entire pattern setup. trading in a confirmed double bottom this. pattern has been confirmed for almost a month now. the target is 515 so 30% potential upside from current levels. nice golden cross. plus, there's an unfilled gap at 5. s
of this fiscal cliff talk. jeff flock talks exclusively with the ceo coming up. we will be right back. dagen: top winners on the nasdaq. take a look. ♪ copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung functition all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty breathing, ask your doctor if including advair could help improve your lung function. get your first full prescription free and save on refills at advaircopd.com. connell: we are back to talk about the largest producer gasoline powered engines i
to, believe it or not, hurricane sandy. >> jeff flock has the story at the bureau in chicago. hi, jeff. >> indeed. two headlines. sandy one, and the other is fiscal cliff. starting to see the first impacts now in terms of considerations about fiscal cliff on the sales call today with ford keeping production up in the first quarter. they are bullish, increasing production by 11%, and gm holding off on sales forecasts because they are worried about the cliff. look at the numbers. as lori said, gm up 3%, ford up 6%, chrysler up, 30th consecutive month of increases for chrysler, toyota up 17%. gm did well with small cars, we're getting to the point in the country where cars are # getting so old, 11 years is the average age of a vehicle right now, and that is driving it as well. on the sandy front, as we look at the stock numbers, the folks at ford say we are 30,000 additional sales industry-wide because of sandy. toyota said they they 400,000 cars were damaged in sandy, a boost to gm and ford. look at the stock there. ford stock not harmed by news of another recall for them. that rec
to digest it it was a phenomenal story. the intercontinental exchange was created only 12 years ago by jeff springer, a longtime executive in the energy industry. people don't realize energy is a commodity, commodities are traded in exchanges locking in costs. he came up with a system to forget about the pits of chicago where people ice-cream at each other or new york, the new york mercantile exchange, let's do electronically and he created this thing, the intercontinental exchange and what is great about this is it is something to be said for the stock exchange remaining independent but they are now part of an american company and an american entrepreneur created $10 billion of wealth, that is what the market cap was before the deal and when you buy something your stock usually goes down a little bit, created $10 billion worth of wealth of market cap in ten years, something to be proud of and buying the stock exchange. not selling for the germans. [talking over each other] >> regulators time it. charlie: regulators in europe, eyes and nasdaq attempt over the stock exchange on antitrust gro
have jeff flock -- i think he's -- is he on the mississippi? mississippi has dropped near record lows in terms of volume of water and the width of the shipping channel. are you on a boat there, jeff? i want you to give us the latest on this. this is getting serious. jeff: absolutely. this is becoming very serious. you know, it is raining today, but that does not correct the drought that we have experienced all summer. take a look at this tow. i'm on board. this is transporting fertilizer, going up river, also some empty barges to bring grain down river. we are reaching a point where the mississippi river is almost unnavigable. you can't get two tow boats by like you typically can and there are parts of this river that may soon make it impossible to ship anything here. it could be a huge story. we will be on this all day long today, stuart. it is turning into a disaster along the mississippi. stuart: there he is, jeff flock, in the middle of it as always. thank you very much jeff. the highlight reel will be next. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, bu
, will take on the same sex marriage issue. this was just announced. straight to jeff toobin with us here. we have been waiting for this development. this is a big deal. >> this is a major event in american history. not just in supreme court history. the supreme court is not just going to decide whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional, they are also going to decide whether proposition 8 in california, that case, whether the ban on same sex marriage there is unconstitutional. and that could affect all 50 states. so there is at least the potential that by the end of june, all 50 states will be ordered to have same sex marriage. there is a long way between here and there, but that is now a possibility. >> what is so interesting about this, this is not just about the marriage issue, so much as it is an equal protection issue because so many people have been denied benefits under federal law. >> that's the defense of marriage act case. what the defense of marriage act case, what the law says, passed in 1996, signed into law by president clinton, that law says that the federal governm
of counseling and then license only one viewpoint on that same subject matter. >> jeff, what about that? is this a first amendment issue? >> this is actually a hard case, i think, because it is true that physicians or anyone else can express any kind of opinion they want about homosexuality but it's also true that the state of california can regulate the practice of medicine, including telling doctors and any kind of care providers you can't mislead, give advice that will hurt patients. they can't prescribe laetrile to cure cancer because that doesn't work. what the state of california tried to do here is say that this kind of therapy is harmful, especially to children, and we as the state can stop it. that i think is close to legal, but it is also true that physicians and therapists do have certain rights to express their opinion about what works and what doesn't, and the judge tried to navigate between the two of those. >> but is this ruling, jeff, by the judge, the law, does it stop a therapist from speaking out against -- i mean, if they want to go on television and say being gay is
. that's the best since sep '04, 77 basis points. rick, all yours. >> let's bring in jeff, cnbc contributor. you're a bond guy at the cme. is this a bond bubble and are we coming out of it? >> we talked a couple weeks ago on "power lunch" how we're poised to see the long end of the curve. we had confirmation when ben bernanke said they were going to focus the purchase on the belly of the curve. that's what we call it in the pits. four to six year. right now we certainly have seen a big move in the ten-year. looking at the 30 year, should see a rise in the 30 year. at the end of the day people comfortable out of washington, the bond, long end of the curve, people are selling. >> thanks so much. we'll be back with you in a little bit. sue. >> bob pisani showed us the home builder stocks. one of the reason they are moving, there was good news for the economy. home builder sentiment moving to strongest level since april '06. national association of home builders rose to 47 from a revised 45 in november. keep in mind despite eight months of gains, the confidence index still remains b
was not removed proper plea because of the manner in which she left the hospital. i'm joined by jeff gold a former prosecutor, and deborah lum. jeff, what do we need to know about this legally? >> why did they do it and why are they talking to the police. the mom talked to hispanic radio. the dad gave a talk on a radio show. why aren't they talking to the police and quelling the fears that the child is okay. the dad said i'm speaking to my wife and daughter now, they are fine when he spoke to the today show. why not let the police speak to the mother and find out if the daughter is okay. they skipped out the day before they were supposed to be released. the child was supposed to be released. why was that? let's find some answers now the. martha: deborah, one of the big issues here obviously is parent alrights, this is your child. they voluntarily brought her to be treated at this medical facility. but you also have the issue of the prior infection and whether or not the parents are serving this girl or whether they in anyway are endangering here. >> just quickly to speak to what jeff just spoke ab
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ahead. >>> lots to talk about this morning. the next two hours, we'll talk with steve israel. jeff sessions, sandy levin, rahm emanuel and businessman javier paolomarez, ed burns, frankie monday easy, and chuck leavell. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, angry, united. bracing for protests in michigan as the state is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. as many as 10,000 unionized workers expected at the state capitol to voice their disapproval of the measure. some of them teachers, two detroit area school districts shut down for the day as hundreds of teachers plan to join the protest. president obama brought it up during a trip to a daimler truck factory in redford, michigan. this is what he said. >> this so-called right to work law, they don't have to do with economics, everything to do with politics. what they are really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> alison kosik. >> what's the latest on the protests? >> protestsers starting to gather behind me. signs in hand, even the infl
®. cheryl: right now we're coming up on 15 past the hour, stocks now, of course, every 15 minutes. jeff flock is in the trading pits of the cme where coffee prices perking lower, sandra smith watching retail, first to nicole on the floor of the new york stock exchange. >> thanks, cheryl, up about one-quarter of 1%, stocks up. use that term loosely today, but we're really thinking tech lately. a lot of people have been following the tech names, let's take a look agencies coe in particular which is a great performer on the dow jones industrials. one of the reasonn they got an upgrade, the price target now $24 up from $23 with a buy rating, but the whole point is that tech, actually, in my mind what i'm looking at, the overall market here, is really doing well. hewlett-packard is a winner on the dow jones industrials with the talk of carl icahn getting involved, microsoft was there, surface doing well, so there's a lot of different stories within tech. and even apple, which started off in the red and move today the green. so tech is one of the areas that is helping to keep all three of the
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. a looming fiscal cliff and what are we hearing? as jeff sessions says -- >> a lot of flimflam. >> flimflam. we told you last night that tim geithner hopscotched his way down pennsylvania avenue to bring the president's proposal from the white house to capitol hill and instead of offering compromise, he leapt to the extreme. his plan taxes $1.6 trillion of taxes. higher tax rates on people, families making more than $250,000 as well as closing loopholes, limiting deductions, raising the estate tax rate and increasing the taxes on capital gains and dividends and the plan spends nearly $200 billion. another stimulus package of 50 billion. an extension of unemployment benefits around 30 billion and an extension of the payroll tax cut estimated at about $114 billion. but the geithner plan didn't cut spending. in run for that, the president offers $400 billion of cuts and toe, john boehner basically said go fish. >> was not a serious proposal. and so, right now, we're almost nowhere. >> just when we needed someone to not say hey, mom, he was nasty. so i can be, too. boehner, like geithner, leapt
more workers. let's talk about this manpower survey with ceo jeff joerres who is joining us again. >> great to be here. >> we just had a ceo on very concerned about job hiring for next year because of the fiscal cliff and all the costs associated with, that and yet your numbers here seem to suggest that at least statistically we're not seeing that much an impact, or am i misreading this here? >> no, you're not. when you look at it it's actually slightly better than what we saw in the fourth quarter and a lot better than the first quarter of this year. >> how do you explain that then? >> what you're really seeing is that right now, as companies are looking at their demand, they are saying, you know what, you've got enough demand that i'll have to continue to creep up. this is not a robust hiring survey but a good hiring survey. i think the real crux is that we are forgetting that at any moment a ceo can push a button and say we're not going to hire anymore because they are used to being agile. you look at fiscal cliff and what's going on in europe. they are standing on guard ready
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capital. good to see you. jeff, make the case. you're looking at the charts. how do you like ups versus fedex? >> maria, i think you have to look at the longer-term chart, and if you look at the ten-year period, the true leader is federal express. it's up 76% versus the 24% that ups is. that's where you find the leaders. now let's take a closer look and look at the micro view of this chart, and we go to the year to date chart, and if you see a year to date, trading within a range, between 84 and 94, and what's going tonight difference. what's going tonight difference to push this to go higher, the catalyst, right. we wanted to see it go above $94 a share and the catalyst is going tonight international markets. we've seen some clarity over there, and you've seen a really -- fedex's international numbers have to increase, and that's the catalyst right there. >> jeff, they are both international. it depends on where you want to play. i like ups better because it's got a 3% yield versus a less than 1%. i think about half a percent yelled for fedex and still in a low return environment. if y
, one of the best performing stocks on the s&p all year long, whirlpool. ceo jeff fettig. what does the head of the world's largest appliance manufacturer have to say. back in a minute. >>> take a look at the futures. reacting to a better than expected jobs report showing the month of november adding 146,000 jobs. unemployment rate edging lower to 7.7%. implied open on s&p 500 up 4.25 points. >>> a plan to shift concentration away from making hardware to designing software and services for data management at cisco. the ceo saying he wants to double software revenue in the next five years which today is a business of $6 billion. cisco sites slowing growth in economic demand due to the economic downturn and increased competition. looks like cisco is looking to gradually change to an area that would bring it more revenues overall higher margins in theory. >> i wish them luck. there's a competitive market there. you want to move into that competitive market. good luck. it's very hard. everyone knows that they don't spend like they used to. if this is an attempt to get into big data more
>> that's jeff singing "hallelujah." alan light, the book explores the unlikely journey from obscurity to modern day hymn. it's great to have you on the sh show. >> thanks for having me. >> first of all, tell us how that happened. >> it happened over a long period of time. leonard cohen first reported "hallelujah" in 1984. his label turned down the album it was on. it came out to no notice at all. and over the course of 10, 15, 20 years, more people discovered this song. jeff buckley recorded it in 1994. after jeff buckley's death it got more notice and then people started to pick up on the magic of this song, put it in soundtracks, on tv shows. more and more people recorded it. >> it's everywhere. >> wainwright is nothing short of extraordinary. >> it was on the soundtrack to "shrek" one of the key moments in getting this out there. there are now 350-some recordings of this song and thousands more performances by bob dylan and u2 and, you know, everybody all around the world knows this song. >> but it almost didn't happen. it languished in obscurity. >> first when leonard was writing
, is jeff immelt's cozy relationship with the president costing general electric shareholders money? we will be discussing it. and i lost on friday when i questioned "the washington po " post's" claim that the senate would be better with more women. i'm not done debating that. more coming up on this program today. and we want to hear from you as well. send your e-mails to varney@foxbusiness.com and we read them on the air. and we read all of them, by the way. i've got news, clearwire selling itself to sprint for $2.97 a share and sprint raised its offer by 7 cents. some clearwire shareholders wanted and expected more. that stock is down. sprint is up, it's getting what people consider a good deal, at least that's what the market is saying. it's up what, 4 cents, not much. aig selling the rest of its asian insurance unit it's going to bring in 6.5 billion dollars. that was the jewel in the aig empire, being sold. general electric, meeting with investors in new york today. on friday it raised its dividend, but it will pay it next year. not good for shareholders because if taxes go up, th
in every new car. by september of 2014. jeff flock is in chicago with more. reporter: actually, we are rolling down the highway of chicago right now. looking for action as we take a live look outside the vehicles. this is an example of the obama administration on being able to get something passed through congress. they are going to spur congress and try to require the black boxes in every new vehicle. before you get set, there are multiple sides to the story. the insurance companies and the automakers -- the transportation department and the safety folks as well as law enforcement, they all like this idea. because believe it or not, when we get into auto crashes, we somehow misreport often what happened. we said we weren't going as fast as we were. we may say that we had her foot on the break when in fact we didn't. a lot of these groups think this is a good idea. of course, privacy advocates do not like it. they are concerned about what the government might do with the data, perhaps using it to track movement. that is not what these data recorders do right now. multiple sides to
, go to axiron.com. >>> let's bring back our panel. jeff, that tribute video hillary clinton and i know we're going to get hilary 2016 stories. they with will churn out as soon as the president names whoever he names to replace her. she seemed almost energized by it. >> how could she not. this is the celebration of her long life. not an easy one her public life. she's ending at a high point here. 2013 is going to be filled for, at least people in our business a lot of chatter about what she's going to do or not going to do. i believe she doesn't know. let her take a break. >> that i buy. yes people around her will put together the operation. >> just watching that it reminds you with john mccain on tape like that, it is really -- she would be a powerful force. >> it's a reminder that we might get clinton-bush the sequel. at the end of the day, right? who else do the republicans have? who would make a better transitional leader from 20th century. the guy who is married to a mexican-american. >> i'm an enormous fan of jeb bush. i think he would be fantastic. his son george p. is exploring
of the hour, we'll talk about the impact of fiscal cliff on the businesses and the market. jeff solomon is the ceo of cowan and company. but before we get to all that, joe has your morning headlines. >>> president obama's going to speak to the business round table today about the ongoing fiscal cliff talks. boeing ceo jim mcnearney says members want a balanced solution in debt issues, including meaningful and comprehensive tax and entitlement reforms. well, you're not going to get that. anyway -- sorry, jim. we're going to be watching facebook stock today. the company will join the nasdaq -- got to watch it. i'm trying to rise. trying. the nasdaq 100 -- >> sinking, sinking -- >> like a snake. replaces tech firm emphasis, which is moving the listing to the big board. and let's get a check on the markets which are indicated higher today up about 50 points. overseas, let's check out asia and europe. there's a -- .4%. >> had a big move. >> yeah. big move on the hang seng and green arrows everywhere. let's check out europe quickly. also fractional gains there, up about a third of a point eac
. >> let's get reaction. s & p capital, jeff cox at cnbc headquarters and rick santelli in chicago. sam, where do you stand on all this? what's your take in terms of republicans coming out with their plan, post the president's plan released this weekend as well? both plans where we left off with the last bargaining going on? >> i think, once again, what we're finding is that congress can teach shakespeare something about drama. i think they'll wait it out until the 11th hour and even allow us to fall off the cliff. it's easier to look like a white knight if they're reactive rather than proceed active. >> last week when the markets were volatile, now they are taking it in stride. we're coming back a little bit but not the volatility from last week. a little complacency or are we getting used to the drama out of washington? >> i think we're getting used to it? i think it's worth noting that on the 16th when we started to get this good news trickling out, the 19th when we got this big rally, the market stopped trading as correlated as it was prior to that. from the election until the 16th,
doesn't have that same political problem. >> jeff immelt told me he wanted to move out of china -- i believe ge has shifted resources out of china. >> a lot, especially appliances and low-end goods. but small and medium-sized manufacturers are sick and tired of the corruption, the slowness and all the problems that are so evident -- >> they steal your ideas, counterfeit your products. it really isn't the wonderland of free market capitalism that some people make it out to be. >> no. this is part of a broader narrative of a lot of manufacturers leaving china for vietnam, indonesia, bangladesh, mexico. this is really part of a decades-long trend. >> i have to leave it there. gordon chang, thank you very much. be sure to catch the tim cook interview tonight on "rock center with brian williams." that's at 10:00 p.m. central. >>> the french ought to stick with fine foods because we found out that their 75% tax rate on the rich doesn't work. the economy there is tanking, even worse, same story in britain. why would we want to copy their policies here in the usa? i'll try to get some answer
that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secret company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry. business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002 and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to become the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question, of course, is, what's going to happen to all the jobs that go in the traditional brick and mortar stores? we don't really know. will they go away? will there be more of them? find out more of those answers this weekend as we take an
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for treasuries in the first quarter. i think that could be very comparable to how it looks in 2013. >> and jeff cleveland, let me ask you the same question in terms of allocating capital and your expectations for the new year. >> i think i agree that the economy doesn't fundamentally change at midnight on 12:31. so we're not worried about a recession. what we are worried about is people expect a deal to get done and they think we'll have a surge of economic growth. and we don't expect that either. growth will remain moderate. interest rates remain low. and the real big picture is a shortage of safe assets. there's only so many government bonds out there keeping slemts low. we like the ig credit so sector and we like high yield bopds. that's where you'll see your opportunities for income for the year. >> okay. so are you going to be doing -- are you going to be doing dividend payers? >> i think you look anywhere you can get income. dividends are good. the key here is what's the big picture and story. it's a shortage of safe assets. the fed and all of their actions in the last ten days have just
fundamentals? >> joining us right now to weigh in on cnbc contribute richard bernstein and jeff tanose of jpmorgan and our own bob pisani. gentlemen, thanks for joining us. rich, what do you think about fundamentals going into 2013, corporate sector, economics? >> i'm actually quite bullish about 2013. i think we're going to start getting, as the year goes on, easier comparisons for corporate profits. the corporate sector as we know is loaded for cash. i think when we get beyond this uncertainty and corporations have more certainty, i think we're going to see an m & a wave because they have underinvestmented for the future by hoarding all the cash so i think they will have to buy growth so i think 2013 could be a very good career. >> what do you think, joe? >> i agree. everything we've been dealing with the past year has been the uncertainty. is it europe, the election? is it the fiscal cliff, but as you go through those one by one, the election is now behind us. i do believe we'll have a resolution on the fiscal cliff and if you look at europe, the ecb put a gigantic band-aid on this
will jump in. the other thing we don't have in equity, we have two superstars, bill gross, jeff gunlock, knocking the cover off the ball. people like to buy the personality. no peter lynch in stocks anymore. >> what about the fiscal cliff? we just talked about it with john boehner. does that help or hurt? >> home run for exchange trade for two reasons. whatever happens on the fiscal cliff, whatever they get their act together to do, two things will happen. tax rates will go up on capital gains and dividend. etfs or more tax efficient, more people will follow into that place. i also think some people trapped in mutual funds because they have low tax basis will do tax gains harvesting, realize their gains, pay 15% and move that money finally into cheaper, more tax efficient and better profits etf has to offer. >> trader talk column, trader talk cnbc.com in a few moments. that's what's hot, etfs. back to you. >> we look forward to that very much. thanks, guys. gold market selling off a little bit. at the close, sharon epperson tracking the action at the nymex. moving into stocks and out of
does it make it seem like con are gres gress is irrelevant. jeff sessions has repeatedly made the point and i want to play something for you that he said yesterday. >> we all know what the plan is, what the scheme is, the strategy is. it is to be meeting in secret and then plop down on the floor of the senate at the last hour, some sort of coerced agreement that all of the senators like lemmings are supposed to vote for. >> is that what is going on here? some coerced agreement that you're going to have to vote for? >> i wouldn't describe it as a coerced agreement. but you can't have 500 people in the room negotiating an agreement. so, yes, we have our leadership, they sit down with the president, they hammer out a deal, they come back to us. our opportunity for input in this process is with our leadership. we have caucuses multiple times each week. we express to our leaders, this is what we want to see. this is what we will support. we do not want to see action on this or be pressed on this. don't come back to us with a proposal on this. that's the way that we can influence the ultimate
proposition here in california in the last election, well, he lost. so jeff miller is moving to texas as are many other people moving to texas as we raise taxes in california, 13.3% for those making $200,000 a year. it is already at 9.8% if you make 48,000 a year. stuart: you know, in a moment we're going to be talking about the city of detroit, a city council woman made a public appeal for a bailout from president obama. hey, she said, detroit voted overwhelmingly for president obama, now give us the money because we're very nearly bankrupt. it occurs to me that, you know, we said this before the election. when will california ask for federal help, a bailout of sorts because you are in such dire straits and you did vote by 20 points for president obama? is a bailout request still on the cards? >> well, think about this, there's now a two thirds majority in the state assembly and state senate. the republicans can stay home and drink lattes for the next couple of years and just receive their checks because they have absolutely no power in the state of california. so can the state of ca
up going, what's going to make phil look good? >> right. >> what's going to make before jeff now steve burke feel good, like they got the best of me. >> right. >> and i'm going to give them that, but i'm going to take what i've always wanted all along. and it's money. give them what they want. but it's -- it's a deal. you figure out what they can give up, they figure out what you can give up and you do the deal and everybody walks away. every deal i've ever done, everybody walks away feeling like they won. >> and you know who made a life out of that? was the labor negotiator ronald reagan. >> yeah. >> brian cashman's on the phone for you, joe. he's listened to that. he wants to talk to you about how to get rid of alex rodriguez. >> actually, he wants you to play third base. >> well, you know, i've got two good hips. >> there you go. >> two more than a-rod. second hip replacement. >> that's terrible. former british prime minister tony blair joins us onset, also ron fournier will be here to discuss about his cover in the national journal. >>> and coming up, arianna huffington onset
's been a big year of musical chairs at jpmorgan, jeff staley was replaced at investment banking ceo in july and given a chairman title many onlookers looked at it as a swan song. in the six months, two financial services companies sought him out as a potential ceo, most recently legg mason, which has seen funds under management shrink by 40% since the last time staley was considered in 2008. talks have dissolved in the last month, a spokesperson says legg hopes to name a chief expeditiously. legg follows barclays which ousted its ceo following this summer's lie bore scandal. the board was set to see staley as one of its top candidates albeit an american and it went to antony jenkins. definitely a guy to watch who could be on the move, jes staley. >> back to bob pisani at post nine, maybe u.s. markets are not the story. >> a very strange global stock market i mentioned earlier we have new highs all over the world if you're a global investor you ought to be happy about this. let me show you here we've got new highs in germany, france, switzerland, hong kong, thailand, india is at a ne
trillion in debt. jeff, so what does it take to get someone like alicia hired? >> i think that the economic underpinnings underpinnings require some security and some long-term stability. it is not enough for congress to come along and say, okay, we have decided on this deal for 2013. i think the political class is loving this attention. we're all sitting here on pins and needles and bated breath waiting for they on high to decide our futures. it would be really nice if we could get back to the point where we say here is the rates, here is the appreciation, here is the withholding, and let the rest of us go do what we're supposed to do, which is help alicea get a job. >> students protest for healthy school lunches. they actually get what they asked explains how next. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide
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they precipitate -- jeff immeld say it has gotten soft because of the uncertainty surrounding the cliff. >> you want to talk about bubble s? >> you mentioned the tech bubble in your previous comment. i was looking at numbers i find interesting. in 2000, cisco was selling at 100 times earning, had nobody recommending it and had no yield income and dividend dents at 6 1/2%. this morning, cisco less than 10 times earnings yields 3% and 10 year governments are 1.8% down from 6 1/2. 3% substantially over 10 year government bond rates. the government isn't an equity market, in my opinion a 10 year yield equity market. >> do you like cisco? >> we don't own it. we own qualcomm, we own sprint, googl google. >> you don't own apple? >> we did own apple. we did very well in it. we had a position through options but much smaller than it was. there are questions, issues. i'm not keen on their financial management, in terms of sitting on all that cash, earning zero. i think we should be more creative and innovative. a great company and great product. i have an iphone 5 and very pleased with it. i have an ipad
be the ceo. jeff speaker is known as probably the most innovative ceo in the exchange industry right now. i think duncan, you know, i think that the deutsche bourse deal, i think he wants to leave the nyse a better, bigger place with a -- it's his legacy. but i don't think he will be, if the deal comes, he'll be the ceo. >> okay. richard we're going to leave it there. we thank you. and we will await this news, and hope it comes soon. still to come, we've got steve forbes, the editor in chief and chairman of forbes media. he's going to give us his views on the fiscal cliff. he's in "squawk's" green room prepping for his appearance as we speak. and then, looking for a last-minute present? i know i am. how about one of these mcclarens? they start at about $225,000. i don't know if my credit card can handle that. the company's managing director joins us with a very big unveil. "squawk" is back in two minutes. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345
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